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Re: [FreeMedForms] Creating a global "Linux Medical Team"

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 12:08:38PM +0100, Eric Maeker wrote:

> I've added to this post the Debian Med, OpenSuse Medical, Neuro Debian
> teams, MedFloss manager and the EFMI LIFOSS WG.
> Also created a new thread.


> >> But if you really want to make a difference for healthcare put effort into
> >> getting people from different distributions together to share their work.
> >> Currently we are duplicating work in Debian-med, Fedora-medical and
> >> openSUSE- medical. What a waste of human ressources.

While I agree the logical and lofty goal would be to create
a "Linux Medical Taskforce" I also know that doing so will
not achieve anything tangible.

If you want to make a difference for healthcare work with a
group of doctors and technically help them solve local
medical needs. Set them up with access to evidence based
clinical resources. Maybe help vaccinate a few thousand
children in a rural area.

I think your FreeDiams prescriber is a perfect example.
Work on making it the best-of-breed FLOSS drug information
database. *That* would make a huge difference. Everywhere.

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